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Book Chapter
In Assessing, Mapping and Modelling of Mangrove Ecosystem Services in the Asia-Pacific Region
Author:
Shizuka
Hashimoto
Huang
Wanhui

This chapter contributes to a comprehensive understanding of the island socio-ecological system by a synthesis of the state and trend of, and the drivers of changes in ecosystems and their services, focusing on mangroves in Ishigaki Island. The current extent of mangroves on the Island is limited to small patches along a few river estuaries, which...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Earth

Although environmental sustainability provides a foundation for maintaining economic and social sustainability, it is often neglected in favor of economic sustainability. Ameliorating water impairment is costly, and policymakers do not always prioritize this problem because its economic benefits are often intangible. This study explored the...

Peer-reviewed Article
In ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
Author:
Liang
Zhou
Lei
Ma
Ziyun
Yan
Feixue
Li
Manchun
Li

Accurate urban morphology provided by Local Climate Zones (LCZ), a universal surface classification scheme, offers opportunities for studies of urban heat risk, urban ventilation, and transport planning. In recent years, researchers have attempted to generate LCZ maps worldwide with the World Urban Database and Access Portal Tools (WUDAPT). However...

Book Chapter
In Blue-Green Infrastructure across Asian Countries: Improving Urban Resilience and Sustainability
Author:
Herlin
Chien
Kensuke
Fukushi
With the mounting pressure of urbanization, how innovative blue-green infrastructure (BGI) can restore the ecosystem services of urban rivers is a timely issue for any densely populated city seeking to improve its resilience and sustainability through ecosystem-based solutions. Yet, the implementation of BGI is not hazard-free. Its success usually...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science
Author:
Fabrice
Renaud
Brian
Barrett
Jiren
Xu
Qiuhua
Liang
Jiaheng
Zhao
Xilin
Xia
Lee
Bosher
Suiliang
Huang
Trevor
Hoey

While the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are broadly framed with 17 goals, the goals and their targets inherently
connect with each other forming a complex system. Actions supporting one goal may influence progress in other goals,
either positively (synergies) or negatively (trade-offs). Effective managing the synergies and trade-offs is a...

Peer-reviewed Article
In 環境情報科学論文集
Author:
再奎
貴志
岩川
道徳
木村
孝典
松井
啓子
智宏
芳賀
滋賀県を対象とし,ネットゼロ社会の実現に向けた地域主導型の木質バイオマスエネルギー利用シ ナリオを作成した。シナリオ中では,木質バイオマスの需給量,作業時間,経済効果などを定量的に求めた 上で,自然を基盤とする解決策(NbS)の観点から,シナリオの実現が地域社会にもたらしうる便益を多面 的に推計,評価した。多面的な便益の定量評価は,社会課題を解決するための取り組みの進捗管理や長期的 モニタリングにも有用であることを示唆した。シナリオの実現に必要な要素として,木質バイオマスをエネ ルギーとして利用する際の,利用者やコミュニティに求められる行動変化や活動変化について考察した。 Targeting Shiga Prefecture, the study proposed energy...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Urban Forestry & Urban Greening
Author:
Mrittika
BASU
Shizuka
Hashimoto
Ronald C. Estoque
Priyanka
Mitra

Although many researchers highlight the benefits of Urban Green Spaces (UGS) to city dwellers, understanding of residents’ emotional association with UGS remains an incomplete and exciting area of place research. In this study, we conducted an empirical assessment of residents’ Place Attachment (PA) towards UGS in the Greater Tokyo region. For this...

Book Chapter
In Managing Aquifer Recharge: A Showcase for Resilience and Sustainability
Author:
Karen G.
Villholth
Tsutomu
Ichikawa

In this novel and integrated MAR approach, an offsetting scheme under the concept of payment for ecosystem services (PES) is used to enhance groundwater recharge along the Shirakawa River in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. The scheme gives a cash incentive to farmers who pond their abandoned rice fields for groundwater recharge. For a specified period...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science
Author:
Jiaheng
Zhao
Huili
Chen
Qiuhua
Liang
Xilin
Xia
Jiren
Xu
Trevor
Hoey
Brian
Barrett
Fabrice
Renaud
Lee
Bosher

Increasing resilience to natural hazards and climate change is critical for achieving many Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs). In recent decades, China has experienced rapid economic development and became the second-largest economy in the world. This rapid economic expansion has led to large-scale changes in terrestrial (e.g., land use and land...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Rural Studies
Author:
Hiroyuki
Kubota
Sawako
Shigeto
Takahiro
Yoshida
Yoshiki
Yamagata

The global population is concentrating unprecedentedly into urban areas, raising concerns on global sustainability and human well-being. There also exists a niche trend of migration from urban to rural areas particularly in countries with post-industrial economies. This paper investigated values of migration expressed by the migrants arrived in...